Ty Segall Makes Us Feel Lazy by Releasing Third Album This Year, Twins

I mean, seriously Ty Segall. We get it. You’re a rising badass star musician laying down killer riff after killer riff, leaving smoking craters of rock destruction in your wake at show after show. You’ve cast a wicked, twisted shadow over the rest of the indie music world by making uncompromisingly powerful music that is […]

Bob Mould’s Silver Age Worth at Least A Silver Medal

Bob Mould (Merge Records), is the musical equivalent of grandma’s fancy silverware. Old, perfectly functional, beautiful to look at, locked in another era, more ornate then its newer contemporaries, and a delight to hold. Not that being old is bad. Mould, now in his fifties, was ahead of his time when he was playing in the […]

Cloud Nothings: Original and Never Getting Old, or Memory vs. Slightly Older Memory

Throwbacks to styles of music from previous decades and generations have been toyed with a lot in the past decade within this thing we’re going to call “indie” music. Whereas it can be fun to relive (or live for the first time) something from another time period, emulating a retro style just for the sake […]

Listen to the Artists from Volume #2, Issue #14

Listen to nine tracks from the artists in this week’s issue below via 8tracks.com/thebomberjacket.

The Top 25 of 2012 (A Stereogum Rebuttal)

If I’ve learned anything from surfing the Interweb, it’s that people love lists. Top ten lists, grocery lists, “best of” lists; You make a list, people are going to read it, out of curiosity if nothing else. Perhaps that’s why Stereogum decided to put out a top 25 of 2012 list… in May. Maybe it’s just […]

Drew and Jen’s South by Southwest 2012 Wishlist

Two years ago in 2010 I flew down to Austin, Texas to embark on an debacherous, adventurous week at South by Southwest Festival. I was covering the music portion of the festival as a college journalist. The week was positively arduous and long, with hardly any sleep and excessive amounts of alcohol. I carried my […]

The Strafing Run: Direct Hit! A Review of Cloud Nothings//Attack On Memory

Well hello again, sweet dear reader. I hope you’ve been well since last we met. Me? Oh, I’ve been fine. Drinking coffee, munchin’ on carrots, listening to great music, the usual. What have I been listening to, you ask? Glad you asked. It’s this week’s column, and my first review for THE BOMBER JACKET: Cloud […]

The Strafing Run: A Friday Night in State College

Hello again, dear readers! I wanted to give you a glimpse into the town and music scene I’m currently a part of. What better way than taking you through a typical Friday night in the teeming metropolis of beer, football and accidental academia that is State College, PA? What’s a Friday night out on the […]